Remnants of my Forefathers

by Dixiedaisy   Nov 25, 2015

I am Tuesday's child,
born on an August morning.
Of Gillman and Poole,
part him, part her,
blended with strong features,
stubbornness, insecurity and worries.
Always trying to disguise the heart
I wear on my sleeve.

On the cusp, off the cuff,
somewhere between Venus and Mars,
Grounded, yet spontaneous.
The Scottie hoping to pass Boardwalk,
which someone else always owns.

Mona Lisa,
mysterious, unique, charming
and sometimes smiling.
Forever in search of
my freckles heredity.

Cherokee and Creek
shamrocks and potato farmers.
Born of the earth and fire
left to mingle with the dust
of my forefathers


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  • 2 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Judging comment

    Dixiedaisy's poetry is outstanding. She wrote such a creative poem upon Thanksgiving holiday this week and she dove into this piece with elegance. She has such an elegant style that is woven within each line and her love and respect for her family can be felt throughout this entire poem. well done!

  • 2 years ago

    by WW

    Very awesome piece! Thank you for sharing

  • 2 years ago

    by Cindy

    Congratulations on your win!
    Love Cindy

  • 2 years ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    It is a layer cake you offer here. With the first stanza you begin the delicacy by portraying your first and foremost influences. It seems you inherited a great sensitivity from them, yet you are not prepared to expose it to the world - perhaps you perceive it as a weak spot, a vulnerability.
    Next stanza appears to flesh out who you are, but in terms of Poole and Gilman (Venus and Mars). The opposing forces that propel you must have come from each of them.
    In the third stanza you come into your own, your Mona Lisa avatar who seeks the inner meaning of her heredity.
    Finally we see that regardless of which side you look, you are "grounded" in the soil of your forebears. The potato farmers and the forest protectors, all come together to give you your "self."

  • 2 years ago

    by Cindy

    What a wonderful piece you have penned I love how you have put the traits of your family members together in yourself..How you see yourself is awesome.
    Excellent job
    Love Cindy

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